Near Gorman in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
As a road-weary traveler, you could find whatever you needed during your passage over these steep mountains. Not only was this the location of a restaurant, gas station, garage, store, and water trough for overheated cars, but above the road on a flat knoll was an auto camping area. The large cement reservoir located about 500 feet to the south gives this stop its name.
Erected 1997 by California 4×4 Club; Boy Scout Troop 583 (Castaic); and Ridge Route Preservation Organization.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Kelly’s Halfway Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Swede’s Cut (approx. 1½ miles away); The “Ridge Route” (approx. 2 miles away); Castaic Powerplant (approx. 2 miles away); Tumble Inn (approx. 3.1 miles away); National Forest Inn (approx. 3½ miles away); Liebre State Highway Camp (approx. 3.7 miles away); Liebre Summit (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ridge Route Directory (approx. 5 miles away); Sandberg’s Summit Hotel (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gorman.
More about this marker. The Ridge Route is currently closed to vehicles from 6½ miles south of Highway 138 at the north end, to 1½ miles north of Templin Highway at the south end. The 13-mile central portion remains closed to all motor vehicle traffic. Walking, bicycling, and horseback riding are allowed. Efforts to re-open the road are continuing.
This road was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Ridge Route Directory
Also see . . . Ridge Route Preservation Organization. Organization website homepage (Submitted on June 16, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2020. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 97 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2020. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.